Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
An African American police detective is asked to investigate a murder in a racially hostile southern town.
Banned by the South African Publications Control Board, as were many of Sidney Poitier's films.
Ofcr. Sam Wood:
Where you keeping the pie tonight?
Ralph Henshaw, diner counterman: I ate the last piece just before you came in.
When people are shown going onto the Mississippi River bridge, there is an Arkansas highway sign, something that would not have been seen on the Mississippi side of the river.
No uppercase ("capital") letters are used in the opening and closing credits, including the film's title, cast and characters, crew and job titles, and company credits.
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On this day: Best Actress Tie, Lincoln Assassination... and a Tarzan and Jill Marriage.
7 April 2017 8:55 PM, -05:00
Hollywood Icon Sidney Poitier Makes Rare Public Appearance as TCM Celebrates In the Heat of the Night’s 50th Anniversary
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